Date Introduced: December 3, 2014
Sponsored by: Bright, Grooms, Verdin and Cromer
Impact: According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, "pregnancy is established only at the conclusion of implantation of a fertilized egg" into the lining of the uterus (the endometrium).
If passed, bill S.129 would grant full legal rights to a fertilized egg by defining "personhood" from the moment of fertilization, before pregnancy has occurred. This means that the most widely used forms of contraception like the pill and IUDs would be banned because hormonal contraceptives work BEFORE the fertilized egg is implanted in the uterus.
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View bill S.129 here.
View our fact sheet here.
In July 2015, a proviso was adopted that ensures birth control is covered in the state benefits plan. Click here and scroll down to 108.13 for the full language.
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